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Meaning of GREAVE

Pronunciation:  greev

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  armor plate that protects legs below the knee
 

GREAVE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: greaves, jambeau
 
 See Also: armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, plate armor, plate armour, suit of armor, suit of armour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Greave\, n.
    A grove. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Greave\, n. [OF. grees; cf. Sp. grevas.]
    Armor for the leg below the knee; -- usually in the plural.
    
    
  3. \Greave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Greaved} (gr[=e]vd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Greaving}.] [From {Greaves}.] (Naut.)
    To clean (a ship's bottom); to grave.
    
    
 

 

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